Virtually everyone wants to maximize their productivity, and smartphone apps are continuously changing the way people maximize their time. These eight android apps are helping people maximize their time wherever there is an internet connection, and can help you get more out of your day as well.
Which of these apps do you use or have worked for you in the past? Let us know in the comments!
Evernote is revolutionizing the way people sync their information between their phones, computers, and every device the person uses that has internet access. Evernote not only syncs information, but also acts as an archive for it, letting the user store images, audio, websites, scanned documents, and class and meeting notes. Finally, the app allows the user to collaborate on projects with friends, coworkers and classmates.
ASTRID (task manager)
Astrid is an innovative tool used to organize tasks and to-do lists. Astrid streamlines these tasks and lists through tags and filters, allowing the user to pull up certain tasks and lists in different situations. What is also interesting about this app is that you can assign levels of importance to different tasks and lists by color-coding and prioritizing. These tasks and lists can also be made time-sensitive by assigning dates and times to them.
CLOUD PRINT (printer)
Google’s Cloud Print is indeed what it sounds like – that is, printing through the cloud. This app (also available on any device with an internet connection) allows the user to print from anywhere and send the document to any printer that is connected to Cloud Print. This is especially useful for busy professionals who travel frequently (think travel documents and tickets), or have a long commute (people who work during their trip to work can save time by having documents already printed upon their arrival at work).
Springpad is a fantastic tool to organize your information in the cloud. You begin by adding personal information from class notes to restaurant recommendations to your own set of notebooks (this can be synced to all of your digital devices). Springpad, however, not only stores your information in the cloud, but it also employs the “power of the internet” to continually search for deals, availability and news related to your archived information.
Remember the milk is an application that allows you to organize your to-do and grocery lists that can be tagged and edited in great detail. Google maps can be integrated into your lists to allow for easy organization of commonly used locations. Tasks can also be postponed, with periodical reminders sent to users.
Package Buddy is a great app that allows you to track packages through FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL and OnTrac. Through package buddy, you also have the ability to visualize tracking routes of packages according to the products website, you can also “sort by carrier, send/receive, and status, and also filter only packages you are sending or receiving.”
Google Currents (browser/reader)
Google Currents offers an incredible app that lets you see what’s trending on the internet in real time right at your fingertips. This free app keeps you up to date on what is going on in the world through several different editions, while keeping this information organized in a virtual magazine format. Publisher editions allow you to keep up with many print sources including Forbes, Techcrunch, Saveur, Popular Science, and others. Google Trending editions uses search technology to compile the top five trending stories in certain areas like sports, entertainment, politics and more. Google currents also gives you the option to construct your own editions through your blogs and feeds.